Sustainability communication

The information given here is supposed to help interested students to engage more deeply with sustainability communication as a professional and academic field. The list does not claim to be exhaustive, but aims to provide entry points for future learning. Descriptions are borrowed from the respective websites.

Professional Associations

  • IAMCR – International Association for Media and Communication Research, Environment, Science & Risk Communication – ESR
    This Working Group specializes in research on media and public understanding of science and environment issues; science and health-related media panics; science and environmental journalism; media roles in global environmental controversy; the political uses or constructions of nature; and the roles of pressure groups, new media and activism with respect to science and environment issues. Because risk perceptions vary culturally and within specific communities, this working group is located under this theme.
  • IECA – International Environmental Communication Association
    The IECA aims works to foster effective and inspiring communication that alleviates environmental issues and conflicts, and solves the problems that cause them. It does this by bringing together and supporting practitioners, teachers, scholars, students, artists and organizations that share these goals.
  • ECREA – European Communication Research and Education Association, The Science and Environment Communication section
    The Science and Environment Communication section seeks to foster a strong, reflexive and dynamic research network. Science is understood here in broad terms as research that has its roots in the social sciences, humanities or natural sciences, including technology. Environment is also understood broadly as both the natural and the built milieu. The section welcomes work that crosses a range of disciplinary (communication/media/cultural studies, science and technology studies, sociology, social psychology) and methodological (quantitative/qualitative/empirical/theoretical) boundaries. As the issues that are categorized as environmental and/or scientific, are also political, economic and social, the section aims to promote an integrated, inter- and trans-disciplinary analysis of communication practices.

Academic Journals

General Sustainability Journals

Teaching Sustainability Communication

Web Resources

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